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Maxim India September 2016

Indian Edition of the World´s leading men’s lifestyle magazine. Maxim is a guy´s go-to guide for everything that interests them, and arms them with tools to live a better life, and have more fun doing so!

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JATIN KAMPANI The ace photographer is one of the rare few who have been able to transform a passion into a career. From being a shutterbug as a child to one of India’s most sought-after photographers, Jatins body of work includes portraits of distinguished individuals such as Rajmata Gayatri Devi, Amitabh Bachchan, Sachin Tendulkar, and Shah Rukh Khan. Along with some other enthusiasts, he recently donned the mantle of promoting photography as an art form in India. MADHURI BANERJEE Madhuri Banerjee is a bestselling author with five books to her credit. Her debut novel, Losing My Virginity And Other Dumb Ideas sold over 40,000 copies. She is also a successful Bollywood film writer and mens activist. She understands men from the bottom of her heart. SAM LAL Our music columnist, Sam, is a living proof…

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the mathematician who beat the dealer

Edward O. Thorp is a mathematics professor, hedge fund manager, and the author of the best-selling book Beat the Dealer, which mathematically proves that the house advantage in blackjack can be beaten by card counting. Thorp wrote his book when casinos began pressuring him off the floor after many remunerative forays. As a highly trained mathematician and scientist, what caused you to gravitate towards casinos and specifically blackjack? When I was in high school, I was interested in science. I had my own lab and delivered newspapers to make money to pay for equipment. This was during World War II and right after, when money was always scarce. One thing I was interested in was physics. One night, I was at a teacher’s house, and the teacher had just come back from…

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the office: redux

THE GUY WHO DOMINATES THE OFFICE PARTY This is a regular occurrence—the party begins well, but then this guy makes things awkward. Maybe a sexist remark that makes you want to knock him on his ass; or a nudge-nudge-wink-wink that thwarts any chances of hooking up with a colleague. Still, he knows how—and when—to use the corporate credit card so you can’t really do without him either. So, before he turns a nice party into a hellish boot-camp, let him get the party favours and then let him handle the booze, while insisting he consumes quite a bit of it. He passes out, you draw a dick on his forehead, we all win. Better still, tell him you dig his office style and insist he have a “statement” piece, maybe like…

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purple jazz axis

HAD HE SURVIVED DINNER—RUMOURED TO be nine tablets of Vesparax, a sleeping pill that allegedly knocks you out faster than a light—the man described by Freddie Mercury as the “epitome of a rock star” would have plans. Instead, Jimi Hendrix exited planet Earth on the back of an asphyxia verdict, leaving behind three studio albums which, between them, completely reinvented the possibilities of the electric guitar. There seems very little point revisiting Jimi’s credentials as a genuinely revolutionary creative tour de force. The very remarkable John Scofield puts it in perspective when he says, “When I first started to play guitar—this was before Hendrix—there was a chord known as the ‘Hold It’ chord, an E sharp 9. It was based on a break tune that came from an older generation, a…

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lemon and spice

AGAVE ‘TOMMY’S’ MARGARITA Preparation: 35 seconds Glass Type: Old-fashioned/Rocks Ingredients: 45 ml tequila30 ml fresh lime juice15 ml agave nectar Method: Shake/strain all ingredients with ice, serve over ice-filled glass. Garnish: Lime wedges, rock salt rim Variations: Try substituting regular salt with new, widely available flavoured salts like lava salt, habanero, or chardonnay oak smoked for a unique and different taste experience. Or even try making your own citrus salt, sure to impress, by grating zest of lemon/lime/grapefruit and mix with regular rock salt.…

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going off-road

MOTOCROSS MADNESS 2, 2000 In 2000, the Motocross Madness 2 was God sent. We had just hit puberty and with our voice cracking and unwanted hair here and there, we spent most of our time indoors playing this legendary game. Much ahead of its time, the Motocross Madness 2 featured over 40 tracks, six types of racing, over 50,000 3D objects and unbelievable customisation. Players could create their own terrains using photoshop as well as customise clothes and bikes. MTX MOTOTRAX, 2004 The MTX Mototrax is a highly underrated game. Released in 2004, the most outstanding feature of the game was its career mode. The mode allowed you to switch teams and move through different game types as you earn more bucks and sponsorship. It also allowed you to receive mails from other…